Essay on Fahrenheit 451 By F. Bradbury

1995 Words Nov 18th, 2015 8 Pages
Mahatma Gandhi And Fahrenheit 451

In Fahrenheit 451, the character Montag symbolizes breaking the barriers of a tattered society and boldness for standing up for thought and intellectual depth in an opposite society. Gandhi worked in a way much like Montag, but in a way to eliminate poverty and to promote intellectual depth and thought. There is a deep relation between Mahatma Gandhi and Bradbury’s character Montag in the book Fahrenheit 451.

In the first parts of Fahrenheit 451, Montag is seen as very content. He is a fireman, who ironically burns houses and books for a living (Bradbury). Before Mahatma Gandhi became the influential individual he was, he was confused and not happy with life. He participated in vile activities that his parents definitely disapproved of. He was a reckless and confused teenager (Gandhi). The moment he finally woke up was when his father died. He missed his father’s death because he was doing an inappropriate act which he shouldn’t have been doing at the time. He realized this was the punishment for the way he had been acting, and he knew he needed to get right (Gandhi). This is highly in relation to Montag, when he finally realized he wasn’t happy when Clarisse asked him. So, he decided to take a deeper look into why he wasn’t happy. The epitome of Montag’s response to Clarisse 's question would be Mildred Montag, Guy Montag’s wife. Montag realizes that if Mildred died, he wouldn’t even cry (Bradbury). They do not communicate at all.…

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